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Title: Sectioning Refractory Woods for Anatomical Studies.

Author: Kukachka, B. F.;

Date: 1977

Source: (Research note FPL ; 0236):9 p.

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: Describes a new technique for softening wood, using a 4 percent solution of ethylenediamine; a shortcut method for removing silica and crystalline materials with hydrofluoric acid; a method for rapidly neutralizing wood blocks which have been treated with hydrofluoric acid; and a method for maintaining the flatness of sections through staining, dehydration, and clearing. Methods described are applicable to wood with a specific gravity in excess of 0.75.

Keywords: Sectionin, Silic, Hydrofluoric aci, Specific gravit, Refractory wood, Wood density, Ethylenediamin, Swelling agents

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Kukachka, B. F. 1977. Sectioning Refractory Woods for Anatomical Studies. (Research note FPL ; 0236):9 p.


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